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EarthQuaker Devices Hoof V2 Germanium/Silicon Hybrid Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal

   
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The Hoof Fuzz is a pedal that most folks are familiar with whether or not you're a die hard fan of EarthQuaker Devices. Fuzz pedals are among the earliest guitar effects ever produced and they are more popular than ever today, with people usually defending one of two cult-like camps: Silicon or Germanium. These little components are heavily in charge of the tones you get from a fuzz circuit and the Hoof cleverly uses a hybrid design that allow just about any player to be satisfied depending on how you tweak the controls.

As fans of both boutique Germanium and the tighter Silicon style, the Hoof truly offers the best of both worlds. The core tone has the smooth, nearly endless sustain of your favorite Silicon designs and the downright nasty grit you know and love from vintage Germanium pedals. We particularly love the Shift control, which lets you add or subtract midrange content. Once you've dialed in your ideal amount of fuzz and adjusted the tone control the shift knob gives you the range to go through the decades of iconic fuzz tone. From the acid drenched snarl of the 60's, the soaring lead tones of the 70's, the synth-like velcro sounds of the 80's, to the devastating 90's grunge and beyond. The Hoof Fuzz is truly a one-size-fits-all circuit and if you're looking for high quality without the guesswork, don't pass this by. 

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Our flagship fuzz pedal can be found on thousands of pedalboards around the world and has rocked countless stages from stinky suburban basements to Madison Square Garden. Twice.

The Hoof is loosely based on the classic green Russian fuzz circuit and features a hybrid Germanium/Silicon design, pairing maximum tone with maximum temperature stability not found in finicky and expensive vintage units. We hand-match our NOS Germanium transistors to exacting specifications for pedal-to-pedal consistency, taking the guesswork out of your fuzz purchase, and guaranteeing that your Hoof delivers the same smooth, natural, and harmonically-rich sustain as all your friends’ Hoofs. All your friends have Hoof fuzzes, right?

Controls

  1. Shift: This adjusts the mid content, clockwise for scooped mids, counterclockwise for boosted.

  2. Tone: Bass to the left, Treble to the right.

  3. Level: Use this control to make the Hoof louder or quieter.

  4. Fuzz: Clockwise for heavy, counterclockwise for light.



Switching

This device is true bypass and uses electronic relay-based switching. Audio will not pass without power.


Power

This device can be powered by a 9v battery or a standard 9-volt DC power supply with a 2.1mm negative center barrel. We always recommend pedal-specific, transformer-isolated wall-wart power supplies or multiple isolated-output supplies. Pedals will make extra noise if there is ripple or unclean power. Switching-type power supplies, daisy chains and non-pedal specific power supplies do not filter dirty power as well and let through unwanted noise. DO NOT RUN AT HIGHER VOLTAGES!